Will not be able to afford prescriptions for asthma, RA, severe allergies, and neuropathy. I am 38 with two kids and a grandchild. Right now the medications I take are what keep me alive and able to work. Paying a for a house, bills, food ect. If I can’t afford medications and the blood tests to monitor the medications, I can not work. I will get sicker and finally very ill, then being unable to afford medical care. I will eventually make my entire family bankrupt, and die. Perhaps it would be better to skip the steps of dragging everyone else down with me. If the end result is the same, why wait. When my insurance is canceled or unaffordable due to many preexisting conditions, I will proactively enter hospice.
According to health insurance companies, my son and I both have “pre-existing conditions”. I had one abnormal Pap smear TEN years ago and my son had asthma that he has since outgrown. However, insurance companies would still label us as folks having “pre-existing conditions”. Therefore, getting any kind of affordable and complete health care coverage would be impossible! I know this because, before Obama care, I had a hell of a time getting us insured. In addition, I am a single parent who cannot afford to spend half of my paycheck on healthcare coverage. This bill is an abomination to all middle-class persons.
Despite being a good person, I am nearly entirely composed of pre-existing conditions that I have struggled with since birth. If I don’t die from lack of coverage due to one of them, I may just drop dead from the sorrow of knowing that the Republican members of congress are positively gleeful at the prospect of the deaths of myself and millions of my fellow Americans.
I have Crohn’s disease, a disease that in genetic, and has nothing to do with my life choices or personal health. I’m more healthy than most, exercise 5x a week, and eat healthy. But once I can no longer afford my medicine, my body will attack my intestines, and I will no longer be able to absorb the nutrients in food. While crohns won’t kill me, I could easily get sick with something else since I have no nutrients in my body. People have been known to become addicted to pain killers when they can’t afford proper medicine, which will also be expensive. There are also a handful of instances where people just kill themselves because of the intolerable stomach pain.
In review, my Crohn’s disease will kill me.